Jane Crossley works for Jay-Wing, a company were people are teleworking. In fact, nearly all the employees work at home. The only staff member who doesn't (work at home) is Claire Willy, the receptionist.
The company, specialized in (whose line of business is = dont le secteur d’activité est) the decryption of computer data, was founded by Martin Boddy, a man who once worked (used to work) in an office and (used) to take public transports every day. So he wanted to change his situation, to break free fro m the rules of office life, from repeating the routine of commuting day in and day out, as well as from the formal dress code imposed by his former bosses. That’s why he decided to found this company, where employees are not controlled and enjoy a lot of freedom, so they have more responsibilities, which allows them to solve problems with more autonomy, and maybe more easily.
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The article raises the question of the difficulty to find the balance between controlling people - not only employees but also pupils or children - and giving them freedom. As a parent the problem is that if you give them too much liberty they won't know what responsibilities are and if you are too authoritarian with them they won't grow up normally and start to rebel.
As a teacher your pupils will not study, will be too noisy and disrespectful if they are too free, but they will not be interested in your lessons if you don't give them freedom to be creative on other occasions.
And as an employee with too much liberty people won’t work as much as they can and without freedom they will be overwhelmed by stress.
Jean-raphael, with Arnaud
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It is said that if the clients are kept happy, Boddy (one of the co-founder of the company) is happy too.
Boddy decided to let his employees use teleworking for he had been disappointed in his formal job. Boddy works at night after his children's bedtime so that he can spend the day with his family. Plus, he lives in the countryside (near York) and he can enjoy the land, and not having to commute.
The end of this article mentions the upsides of teleworking, such as for the families that won't have to be torn apart, also for the environment and the companies that won't be in need to spend money an office rent if it's employees work from home.
If teleworking happens to succeed in the near future and spends like gunpowder, two scenarios are to be expected :
The first one looks like an utopia, for people will live in cities with no pollution and when they'll go out, it won't be to go to work but to meet with friends, going to the cinema, to the mall or in parks. However, this scenario could only be possible if our technologies could allow this much population to work by Internet (which is not the case today).
The other scenario is less enjoyable, for maybe people will stay at home, will become fat, for everything they need will be provided to them by the Internet. Cities might become no mans lands... But still, today, not enough people use teleworking to expect such a scenario.
With the progression/ improvements of smartphones, the "4G", and the apps on which you can read the news, people who have the latest phone don't have to read the newspapers anymore. Yet some people still read the newspapers because they enjoy it more than on their phone.
But if people don't have to commute for they telework, they won't be in need to read.
Reading the newspaper is for some people a way to keep in touch with the reality, and they can trust what they read, because on the net some information is changed, just to make people believe about something said incredible, but in fact not real.
In France for example, people who take the subway, are more likely to read the newspaper for they are free and because they phones cannot join the net underneath. But these people are considered as weird, because they are not constantly focused on their phones. And as the improvements of medias on the net, theses small newspaper that are given, are turned into site webs, which is why they disappear.
Pauline, with the members of her first group.